FORUM SERIES: Technology, Culture, and the Price of Progress

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 6:30p

Technology, Culture, and the Price of Progress

In Annie Baker’s 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play, The Flick, one of the last remaining 35MM film projectors in the state of Massachusetts is threatened to be replaced by its digital counterpart. The shift might seem insignificant, but for the employees caught in middle of the “upgrade” it’s just another way the world is catapulting forward with no regard for the human cost. Digital recording, music streaming, and instant video download are all innovations that have made entertainment cheaper, more accessible, and more ubiquitous than ever. But has the progress come at a cost? Join us as we discuss the broad impacts of our insatiable hunger for entertainment, and the ways that cultural progress has impacted our community.

Forum Panelists:

Jordan Rumsey is the current Engagement Editor of GVLtoday, a digital publication that is changing the way Greenville receives and digests their daily news.  It’s her job to keep a pulse on all of the happenings around town, removing the matter-of-fact tone, and presenting it to you more like a best friend.

Moderator for the evening will be Jonathan Parker, Director of City Involvement at Fellowship Greenville.  As always, the Forum is free and open to all.